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Jay is a small town, or "hamlet" located in the northeastern part of the state, approximately a half-hour drive from Lake Placid. The township of Jay actually consists of three hamlets, Upper Jay, Jay and Au Sable. The area surrounding Jay contains some of the most breathtaking scenery in Adirondack Mountains, where the East Branch of the Au Sable River meets the West Branch of the river. It's a peaceful region of bed & breakfast inns, historical villages, swimming and fishing holes, hiking and biking trails and peaceful picnicking spots. The town of Jay is filled with small-town charm, and is known for its craft shops and cultural events. It makes a charming overnight stop, or a vacation destination of its own. The town of Jay is just eight miles to the Olympic ski center at Whiteface Mountain, and 17 miles to Lake Placid's chic shops and fine restaurants. Just an hour or less takes you to Lake Champlain, the Au Sable Chasm, Saranac Lake and Fort Ticonderoga. The hiking trails of the High Peaks is approximately a twenty minute drive from the township of Jay, and canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, golf, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice skating are also available in the area. Jay is also home to many first-rate Adirondack artists and craftspeople. Many of their works are on display in local shops and galleries, and a number of private studios are open to the public, as well.

Surrounding areas: Wilmington, New York (4.7 mi), Keene, New York (8.8 mi), Whiteface Mountain, New York (8.8 mi), Augur Lake, New York (12.5 mi), Lake Placid, New York (14.2 mi), Willsboro, New York (16.3 mi), Essex, New York (18.9 mi)

Jay Vacation Rentals




Jay Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Hilton Lake Placid Resort1 Mirror Lake DrLake Placid, NY13.7 mi.(518) 523-4411
Adirondak LojAdirondack Loj RdLake Placid, NY14.2 mi.(518) 523-3441
Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid1 Olympic DrLake Placid, NY14.2 mi.(518) 523-2556
Econo LodgeCascade RdLake Placid, NY14.2 mi.(518) 523-2812
Econo LodgeLake Placid, NY14.2 mi.(518) 523-2817
Edelweiss Motel2806 Wilmington RdLake Placid, NY14.2 mi.(518) 523-3821
Hotel ST Moritz31 Saranac AveLake Placid, NY14.2 mi.(518) 523-9240
Jack Rabbit InnCascade RdLake Placid, NY14.2 mi.(518) 523-0123
Schulte's Motor InnRt 73 Cascade RdLake Placid, NY14.2 mi.(518) 523-3532
Thunderbird Motor InnMain StLake Placid, NY14.2 mi.(518) 523-2439
Adirondack Inn By The Lake2625 Main StLake Placid, NY14.3 mi.(518) 523-2424
Best Western Golden Arrow Hotel2559 Main StLake Placid, NY14.3 mi.(518) 523-3353
Courtyard By Marriott5920 Cascade RdLake Placid, NY14.3 mi.(518) 523-2900
Edge Of The Lake Motel56 Saranac AveLake Placid, NY14.3 mi.(518) 523-9430
Comfort Inn On Lake Placid2125 Saranac AveLake Placid, NY14.4 mi.(518) 523-9555
Villa Motel1875 Rt 9Keeseville, NY15.1 mi.(518) 834-7579
The Westport Hotel6691 Main StWestport, NY20.6 mi.(518) 962-4501
Pico Resort HotelSherburne PassShelburne, VT24.5 mi.( ) -
Shelburne HouseHBR RdShelburne, VT24.5 mi.(802) 985-8686
T-Bird Motel Inn4405 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT24.9 mi.(802) 985-3663
Dutch Mill Motel BLDG Units 1-52056 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT25.0 mi.(802) 985-3568
Econo Lodge Office1960 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT25.0 mi.( ) -
La Quinta Inn2056 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT25.0 mi.(801) 954-9292
North Star Motel2000 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT25.0 mi.(802) 863-3421
Days's Inn587 Cornelia StPlattsburgh, NY25.3 mi.(518) 561-0403
The Inn At Smithfield By Best Western446 Cornelia StPlattsburgh, NY25.3 mi.(518) 561-7750
Econo Lodge3164 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT25.3 mi.(802) 985-3377
Rodeway Inn1860 Shelburne RdSouth Burlington, VT25.6 mi.( ) -
Comfort Suites1712 Shelburne RdSouth Burlington, VT25.7 mi.(802) 860-1112
Holiday Inn Express - So Burlington1720 Shelburne RdSouth Burlington, VT25.7 mi.(802) 860-6000
Main Stay Suites1702 Shelburne RdSouth Burlington, VT25.7 mi.(802) 860-1986
Smart Suites1700 Shelburne RdSouth Burlington, VT25.7 mi.(802) 860-9900
Handys Town House1330 Shelburne RdSouth Burlington, VT25.8 mi.( ) -
Ho Hum Motel1200 Shelburne RdSouth Burlington, VT25.8 mi.( ) -
Rodeway Inn1016 Shelburne RdSouth Burlington, VT25.8 mi.(802) 862-6421
Wyndham Burlington60 Battery StBurlington, VT26.0 mi.(802) 658-6500
Jimmos Four Corner Motel BLDG 1Rt 7North Ferrisburg, VT26.1 mi.(802) 425-2967
Jimmos Four Corner Motel BLDG 2Rt 7North Ferrisburg, VT26.1 mi.(802) 425-2967
Jimmos Four Corner Motel BLDG 3Rt 7North Ferrisburg, VT26.1 mi.(802) 425-2967
Baymont Inn & Suites-plattsburg16 PLZ BlvdPlattsburgh, NY26.2 mi.(518) 562-4000

Jay Weather & Climate

The Adirondack Mountains, near Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, enjoys four specific seasons with winters that are crisp, cold and snowy and warm, pleasant summers with low humidity. In spring and autumn, the days are warm and the evenings cool, perfect for viewing the wildflowers of April or the colors of fall. The average summer temperature is 75 F (24 C) and the average low is 50F (10 C); winter's average high is 27 F (-3 C) and the average low is 5 F (-15 C). The annual precipitation is 39 inches, keeping the forests green and the lakes and streams flowing. As with most mountain climates, the weather can change quickly, however, so be prepared. A sunny day can turn stormy very quickly in the higher elevations. Luckily, the Adirondacks do not experience the devastation of tornadoes, earthquakes or hurricanes as do some other areas of the country. There is no specific rainy season; rather there are both wet and dry spells in every season.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 27°F 3°F 2.65 in. -
February 31°F 5°F 2.16 in. -
March 41°F 17°F 2.73 in. -
April 54°F 30°F 2.87 in. -
May 68°F 41°F 3.17 in. -
June 76°F 50°F 3.37 in. -
July 81°F 55°F 3.13 in. -
August 79°F 53°F 3.88 in. -
September 70°F 43°F 3.63 in. -
October 57°F 32°F 3.20 in. -
November 45°F 25°F 3.28 in. -
December 33°F 13°F 2.45 in. -

Jay Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Plattsburgh International airport (PBG) located about 22 miles northeast of Jay in Plattsburgh, New York, the Adirondack Regional airport (SLK) located approximately 23 miles west of Jay in Saranac Lake, New York, the Clinton County airport (PLB) located roughly 23 miles northeast of Jay in Plattsburgh, New York, the Burlington International airport (BTV) located around 29 miles east of Jay in Burlington, Vermont, the Edward F Knapp State airport (MPV) located about 58 miles east of Jay in Barre - Montpelier, Vermont, the Rutland State airport (RUT) located approximately 69 miles southeast of Jay in Rutland, Vermont, and finally the Floyd Bennett Memorial airport (GFL) located roughly 71 miles south of Jay in Glens Falls, New York.

Jay Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Great EscapeLake GeorgeNY65.5 mi.
Magic Forest ParkLake GeorgeNY65.5 mi.
Enchanted ForestOld ForgeNY77.2 mi.
 
Water Parks
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY65.5 mi.
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY77.2 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Camroden Golf CourseRomeNY5.1 mi.
Delta Knolls Golf CenterRomeNY5.1 mi.
Golf KnollsRomeNY5.1 mi.
Rome Country ClubRomeNY5.1 mi.
Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country ClubRomeNY5.1 mi.
AuSable Valley Golf CourseAu Sable ForksNY5.3 mi.
Craig Wood Golf & Country ClubLake PlacidNY14.2 mi.
Willsboro Golf ClubWillsboroNY16.3 mi.
Saranac Lake Golf ClubRay BrookNY18.3 mi.
Port Kent Golf CoursePort KentNY18.9 mi.
Westport Country ClubWestportNY19.8 mi.
Saranac Inn Golf & Country ClubSaranac LakeNY20.3 mi.
Loon Lake Golf CourseLoon LakeNY20.5 mi.
Kwiniaska Golf ClubShelburneVT24.9 mi.
Barracks Golf CoursePlattsburghNY25.8 mi.
Bluff Point Golf Club & ResortPlattsburghNY25.8 mi.
Moriah Country ClubPort HenryNY26.5 mi.
Vermont National Country ClubSouth BurlingtonVT28.0 mi.
 
Ski Areas
WhitefaceWilmingtonNY4.7 mi.
Bolton Valley ResortBoltonVT41.7 mi.
Mad River GlenWaitsfieldVT46.3 mi.
SugarbushWarrenVT46.6 mi.
Smugglers NotchJeffersonvilleVT47.9 mi.
Stowe Mountain ResortStoweVT51.7 mi.
Gore MountainNorth CreekNY52.3 mi.
Middlebury CollegeHancockVT53.6 mi.
KillingtonKillingtonVT67.2 mi.
West MountainGlens FallsNY73.6 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT79.2 mi.
Okemo Mountain ResortLudlowVT84.6 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT88.3 mi.
BromleyManchester CenterVT89.1 mi.
Willard MountainGreenwichNY89.3 mi.
StrattonStratton MountainVT96.0 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH98.3 mi.
Snow RidgeTurinNY98.4 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH104.2 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY108.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Button Bay State ParkVT22.9 mi. 
Kings Bay State ParkVT23.2 mi. 
Mount Philo State ParkVT26.4 mi. 
Cumberland Bay State ParkNY29.1 mi. 
Sand Bar State ParkVT29.4 mi. 
Mallets Bay State ParkVT30.0 mi. 
Grand Isle State ParkVT30.1 mi. 
Adirondack State ParkNY31.3 mi. 
Knight Point State ParkVT34.2 mi. 
Miner Lake State ParkNY34.4 mi. 
Burton Island State ParkVT37.7 mi. 
Killkare State ParkVT38.3 mi. 
Knight Island State ParkVT38.5 mi. 
Woods Island State ParkVT39.2 mi. 
 
Museums
Charles Dickert Memorial Wildlife MuseumSaranac LakeNY20.3 mi.(Science)
Shelburne MuseumShelburneVT24.5 mi.(Art)
Penfield Homestead MuseumCrown PointNY32.5 mi.(History)
Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain LakeNY50.5 mi.(History)
Vermont Historical Society MuseumMontpelierVT57.3 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Utica ZooUticaNY115.8 mi.


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